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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. 11. Part 3. P. 55-60.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Vasil'eva Inga Borisovna
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Abstract. In the article the author presents the analysis of the theory of differences which explains the gender variability in the language by the presence in society of two different but equally significant gender subcultures - "masculine" and "feminine". The problematic character of such interpretation is identified on the basis of material of the works where the communicative style of women in the traditionally mans professions (Parliament, engineering, police) studied from the perspectives of ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis is identified. It is shown that in the traditionally mans professions the "feminine" communicative style has no equivalent functional significance on a par with the "masculine" style.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , language and gender, gender theory, gender differences, professional discourse, communicative style, sociolinguistics.
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